'''Eric Himpton Holder Jr.''' (born January 21, 1951) served as the List of us attorney generals|82nd United States Attorney General|Attorney General of the United States
, from 2009 to 2015. Holder, serving in the Obama administration|administration of President Barack Obama
, is the List of African American United States Cabinet Secretaries|first African American
to hold the position of U.S. Attorney General.
Holder previously served as a judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
and as United States Attorney for the District of Columbia
. While U.S. Attorney, he prosecuted Dan Rostenkowski|Congressman Dan Rostenkowski
for corruption charges related to his role in the Congressional Post Office scandal
. Later, he was Deputy Attorney General of the United States
and worked at the law firm of Covington & Burling
in Washington, D.C. He was senior legal advisor to...